Thursday, April 11, 2019

How they were built: New York Mets



          The Mets are back to contention, thanks to a great offseason by new GM Brodie Van Wagenen. They still have their young core that is now breaking even further into the big leagues. This is how they were built.

            Catchers
Wilson Ramos
Ramos signed a two year deal with the Mets in December.
Travis d'Arnaud
d'Arnaud was acquired in December 2012 from the Blue Jays with Noah Syndergaard, John Buck and Wuilmer Becerra for RA Dickey, Josh Thole and Mike Nickeas.

             Infielders
Pete Alonso
Alonso was a second round pick in the 2016 draft.
Robinson Cano
Cano was acquired in December with Edwin Diaz and cash from the Mariners for Jay Bruce, Anthony Swarzak, Jarred Kelenic, Justin Dunn and Gerson Bautista.
Amed Rosario
Rosario signed as an amateur free agent in July 2012.
Jeff McNeil
McNeil was drafted in the 12th round of the 2013 draft.
Dominic Smith
Smith was drafted 11th overall in the 2013 draft.
JD Davis
Davis was acquired in January with Cody Bohanek from the Astros for Luis Santana, Scott Manea and Ross Adolph.
Luis Guillorme
Guillorme was drafted in the 10th round of the 2013 draft.

              Outfielders
Brandon Nimmo
Nimmo was drafted 13th overall in 2011.
Michael Conforto
Conforto was drafted 10th overall in the 2014 draft.
Juan Lagares
Lagares signed as an amateur free agent in May 2006.
Keon Broxton
Broxton was acquired from the Brewers in January for Bobby Wahl, Adam Hill and Felix Valerio.

               Pitchers
Jacob deGrom
deGrom was drafted in the 9th round of the 2010 draft.
Noah Syndergaard
Syndergaard was acquired in December 2012 from the Blue Jays with Travis d'Arnaud, John Buck and Wuilmer Becerra for RA Dickey, Josh Thole and Mike Nickeas.
Zack Wheeler
Wheeler was acquired from the Giants in July 2011 for Carlos Beltran and cash.
Steven Matz
Matz was drafted in the 2nd round of the 2009 draft.
Jason Vargas
Vargas signed a two year deal with an option for 2020 in February 2018.
Corey Oswalt
Oswalt was drafted in the 7th round of the 2012 draft.
Luis Avilan
Avilan signed with the Mets in January.
Robert Gsellman
Gsellman was drafted in the 13th round of the 2011 draft.
Justin Wilson
Wilson signed a two year deal with the Mets in January.
Seth Lugo
Lugo was drafted in the 34th round in 2011.
Jeurys Familia
Familia signed a three year deal with the Mets in December.
Edwin Diaz
Diaz was acquired in December with Robinson Cano and cash from the Mariners for Jay Bruce, Anthony Swarzak, Jarred Kelenic, Justin Dunn and Gerson Bautista.

         IL
Todd Frazier
Frazier signed a two year deal with the Mets in February 2018.
Jed Lowrie
Lowrie signed a two year deal in January.
Yoenis Cespedes
Cespedes was acquired from the Tigers in July 2015 for Luis Cessa and Michael Fulmer.

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